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The latest news, trends, and resources for professional brewers and members of the beer community.


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Experts Explain the Nuance of Creating a Great Barleywine

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: February 19, 2024
We’ve covered a lot of big beers in this space, including dessert-flavor-packed pastry stouts, imperial stouts, and even Belgian tripels. Along the lines of the malt-forward Scotch ale that we wrote about earlier this year, barleywine is another boozy beer that has gained momentum in the industry. According to Untappd,
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Everything You Need to Know About Alora™ Hops

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: February 14, 2024
Brewers in the craft beer community continually search for the latest and greatest hops to elevate their beers. Previously, in this space, we’ve written about ...
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Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day Creates Good Beer for a Great Cause

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: February 12, 2024
In 2017, YCH’s Regional Sales Manager for the Pacific region, Kelly Lohrmeyer, stood in a hop field when she had an idea: to use hops—YCH ...
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HBC 586: A New Experimental Hop Creating One-of-a-Kind Drinkability

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: February 7, 2024
Every hop goes through a rigorous yearslong process to determine whether it’s viable to commercialize. We’ve covered many of the hops that broke through due ...
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10 Most Popular Beers in Texas for the Last 90 Days

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: February 5, 2024
Data is king in a world that is growing increasingly reliant on analytical information to impact future business-related decisions. At Ollie, a part of the ...
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Corporate Ladder Brewing Climbs to New Heights in Craft Beer

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: January 30, 2024
Wearing a suit and grinding it out with a nine-to-five, Monday-to-Friday schedule is only for some. Punching your timecard and answering to The Man for ...
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Brewing With Chocolate: Elevating Beers Through a Delicate Process

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: January 22, 2024
We’ve written about using bold flavors to make great beer, like with kettle or smoothie sours or pastry stouts. While those flavors in beers are ...
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Scotch Ale Packs a Malty Punch and a Throwback Beer Experience

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: January 19, 2024
Craft beer consumers still go gung-ho over IPAs. According to Untappd’s 2023 Year in Beer review, .hop-forward beers had more than twenty-three million check-ins above ...
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Black IPA: An Underrated Style Booming with Flavor

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: January 12, 2024
It goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway) that IPAs are the top craft beer style among consumers. The proof is in the data. ...
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The Top Craft Beer Trends of 2024

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: January 10, 2024
As the calendar flips to a new year, the best breweries are taking note of where the industry is heading, taking notes of industry trends ...
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